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Multi-agency efforts lead to apprehension of 31 subjects in Rio Grande Valley stash house; 18 other subjects were also arrested

Release Date: 
May 29, 2015

PALMHURST, Texas – Yesterday at approximately 3:00 pm, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector along 35 subjects were apprehended at this stash housewith other local and state law enforcement agencies conducted a consent to search at a residence in Palmhurst, Texas.                                    

The search originated after a DPS traffic stop in Pharr, Texas revealed eighteen undocumented subjects concealed inside a box trailer. This stop with 18 subjects led to a larger apprehension Additional information led law enforcement to the residence in Palmhurst, Texas, resulting in the apprehension of 31 undocumented subjects.  A total of 49 undocumented subjects were apprehended as a result of these enforcement actions.

McAllen Homeland Security Investigations Office is leading the investigation. 

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017